airmid healthgroup Demonstrates Baby Mattress As Effective Allergen Barrier

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DUBLIN, Ireland, March 6th 2012

Bluebear Nursery today released the findings from an allergen barrier efficacy study, undertaken on one of their leading baby mattress brands, ‘Aerosleep Baby Protect’. The study was conducted by Dublin-based airmid healthgroup, the world’s first ISO accredited testing laboratory for house dust mite and cat allergen analysis. The results confirm AeroSleep’s claim that the protective fabric provided a barrier that is at least 99.77% effective against House Dust Mite and Cat allergen.

aerosleepUnder the terms of the study, airmid provided laboratory testing services on the protective fabric on the ‘AeroSleep Baby Protect ‘, a mattress protector manufactured by AeroSleep, and distributed by Bluebear Nursery in Ireland. Two allergen barrier tests were conducted that replicated Cat Allergen and House Dust Mite Allergen being pulled through the fabric by airflow and also mechanical agitation. airmid is already a recognized testing partner to the US asthma & allergy friendlyTM Certification Program.

bluebear nursery“Bluebear Nursery has been researching and distributing high-quality baby nursery products in Ireland since 2003”, said Declan Power, Director at Bluebear Nursery. “Our investment in independent research with our partner, airmid healthgroup, provides our customers with the reassurance that science underpins our product claims relating to Allergen Barrier Efficacy”.

“The results demonstrate that the protective fabric on Aerosleep Baby Protect Mattresses can be considered an effective allergen barrier,” said Fraser Hodgson, chief operations officer at airmid. “They join other bedding manufacturers that have leveraged our testing resources to provide customers with independent science to support product health-related claims. Third-party testing is an important component of their customer value proposition and we’re glad to play a role in their efforts”.

airmid is a research facility that provides development & test services to a wide range of consumer products. Founded in 2007, the company has already proved an invaluable product claim verification partner to leading US and European based companies, including innovative bedding manufacturers.

For information on Blue Bear Nursery, please visit www.bluebearnursery.com

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